Pronunciation: (swûrv), [key]
—v., swerved, swerv•ing,
to turn aside abruptly in movement or direction; deviate suddenly from the straight or direct course.
to cause to turn aside: Nothing could swerve him.
an act of swerving; turning aside.
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